Dancing Girl Figurine

The dancing girl of Mohenjo-daro in three views, with close-ups of face, choker and bangles, and next to a dancing girl from Jaipur around 1900. John Marshall writes of this figure: "the arms and legs . . . are adorned with armlets, bangles, and anklets. These ornaments may sometimes have been made of metal, but in all probability the majority of them were shell. The custom of wearing so many shell bracelets as almost to conceal the whole of the forearm is very common in India at the present day." (Mohenjo-daro and the Indus Civilization, 1931, p. 339).